Roy Hodgson names the most difficult challenge ahead of Tottenham vs Crystal Palace

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Roy Hodgson’s impact since taking over the Eagles has been nothing short of spectacular and they go into the Tottenham game this weekend looking up and feeling twice as tall.

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson is certain Tottenham will be up for the challenge when he takes his team to north London this weekend.

Manager Hodgson has settled in at Palace since his return to replace Patrick Vieira like a duck is to water, bagging 13 points from a possible 18 to hit the 40-point mark, generally seen as the number to secure Premier League survival.

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The impressive thing about what the 75-year-old Roy Hodgson has done is to get Palace’s most exciting players into dangerous situations, bringing to life Eberechi Eze and amplifying the previously misfiring Jordan Ayew, talented Michael Olise and tasking star man Wilfried Zaha with leadership responsibilities.

They travel to north London this weekend to face Spurs who have won only once in their last seven games- looking to test their new-found form under Hogdson who has so far avoided any talks of staying beyond his current mandate.

However, he’s looking forward to getting his first win at Tottenham Hotspur stadium as it's one of the few things he could not do in his first stint at the club.

Hodgson told reporters ahead of the trip to Spurs: “We know how difficult a game it will be. If we go to Tottenham and win this weekend.

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“I don’t remember ever having won there, it would probably be a first for me, I think.”

“It’s been a very good six games. 13 points is a good reward from six games, and now it’s dependent on how much drive and ambition the players have.”

Tottenham agonizingly lost to Liverpool last weekend but have shown proof of life under caretaker boss Ryan Mason, having come from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Manchester United and then fought from 3-3 down to momentarily level with Liverpool before a lapse in concentration meant Diego Jota’s last gasp strike denied them a point at Anfield.

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